Firefighter (Lateral): Surprise Arizona Deadline November 6, 2015

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Firefighter (Lateral)

Deadline: November 6, 2015

Salary: $16.80 – $22.13 Hourly

Job Description:


Controls and extinguishes fires, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls, protects life and property, and maintains equipment as an employee of the City.


This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.

1  Customer Service

2  Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls. Selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire, and assists fire cause determination

3  Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to assist individuals from burning structures

4  Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance

5  Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants

6  Administers first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke

7  Assists paramedics at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; utilizes techniques to stabilize patient

8  Communicates with superior during fire by portable two-way radio

9  Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances

10 Give demonstrations, classes, and training to the public

11 Maintains apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants

12 Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, and firefighting techniques

13 Issues forms to building owners listing fire regulation violations to be corrected. Drives and operates firefighting vehicles and equipment

14 Maintains awareness of City geography, water system, and fire hazards

15 Studies City and Fire Department rules & regulations

16 Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

17 Performs other duties of a similar nature or level


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:

1  Principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire fighting

2  Fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities, and their proper use and maintenance requirements

3  Advanced first aid, C.P.R. and other medical assistance techniques

Ability to:

1  Understand and act in accordance with department policies, rules, instructions, and written material in the field of fire fighting

2  Apply fire fighting techniques and procedures

3  Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of fire fighting equipment

4  Analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action

5  Retain presence of mind in emergency situations

6  Operate and maintain voice radio equipment

7  Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately

8  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

9  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

10 Compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

11 Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

12 Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

13 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


High School Diploma or GED.


Possession of a valid Arizona State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certificate.

Possession of a valid IFSAC, Proboard or accredited board Firefighters I & II certification.

Possession of a current (within the last 12 months) CPAT (Certified Physical Agility Test) certification prior to designated date.

Successful completion of a Regional Firefighter Recruit Academy (Glendale, Phoenix or Mesa) within the last 8 years, or successful completion within one year from date of hire.

Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona driver license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE


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